mmirob

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About mmirob

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  • Birthday 08/15/1964

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    http://BiancheriUSA.com

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    Male
  • Location
    Middle Tennessee

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holsters, Belts, Guitar straps, Gun slings.
  • Interested in learning about
    Holsters & Belts mostly, but I appreciate learning new stuff all the time! I love making exotic guitar straps and gun slings too. I am apt to try anything!
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  1. More than likely it is hot foil embossing not actual goal leaf. Buy a hot foil stamper like a kwikprint model 86 or 64 and have your magnesium die made for any badge, shape, logo or anything really and start stamping away. I highly recommend these two models as they offer features that make your life easier. Check ebay. There are cheaper models but you will have wished you spent the extra. They are a ton of fun to use, they do take some practice however. You only get one chance to press. One mistake on dwell time, alignment or temperature setting could turn many hours of labor into a dog chew toy. Ask me how I know!
  2. The picture you show is a leather welt edge not burnished ray. Ray can be sanded (use mask) to a beautiful round edge, dyed then edge coat.
  3. I bought a bunch of surplus thread at auction and have a ton of 138. I have a lot of brown color. Email me at rob@cobalttn.com and I'll see if I can help. This is all American & Effrid bonded nylon 1lb spools new! I also have 69,99 & some 277
  4. Your die is really the inherent problem. Try having the die made in reverse before spending a lot of money on a new press unless you plan on doing a lot of this. For example the "beer club" in the positive not negative, same with border. It will have less surface area to press nicely into your leather.
  5. Tippmans are great starter machines and I found their service to be excellent. It is a good machine to learn how to sew on for less money. The throw arm must go all the way up until it stops then down again. The disadvantage is with any steady work the manual operation gets old fast. Stitching a belt is a work out. Holding your work for technical areas is more challenging. I have since sold mine for a cobra 4. Never looked back! The good thing is that if you buy one used, you can usually sell it a year or two later and get your money back. There is always someone starting out that is tired of hand stitching that will buy it from you and they ship easily. Yes a tippman beats hand stitching! Good luck.
  6. I can likely do this for you, However I am in Nashville. Please email a pic of the wallet to rob@cobalttn.com
  7. Gloves require a very specialized skill set and machinery. Very few leather crafter's make them. You may wish to improvise and buy a pair of motorcycle winter gloves for about $40 and cut the fingers off. Then simply paint the white decor with acrylic leather paint found at any tandy store. Best of luck.
  8. I believe so. But please verify by the picture of the label. Thanks, Rob
  9. Here are some requested pics. More coming soon.
  10. I prefer to sell them with the other Puritan machines. The new buyer would want it all. There are over $1000 (retail new) in Puritan parts and a new manual. Here are some pictures of them! Still need to take one of the 36 long arm. Also included is one of the coveted Cyclone & Stand. Enjoy!
  11. While I never imagined that I would ever sell my Cyclone, here I go. For those that know, it is the "Holy Grail" of needle and awl machines. Superbly engineered, this one is complete with all parts, extra bobbins and a beautiful table and new 110 motor. Very heavy. For those that know, they are nearly impossible to find and I have come to grips that once this leaves my home I will never be able to find another. Price $8,000 Also selling: Randal NSB Belt Beveling machine: 3 phase Complete with table and several feed wheels and knives: $3,000 2- Juki 563N sewing machines, on kessler power tables, pneumatic presser foot lift, electronic needle positioning, both on 3 phase $1650 each. These are factory machines in excellent condition with reverse. The Kessler power tables alone run $1200 by themselves! 3- Puritan Chain stitches, 1 long arm, 1 med arm, 1 short arm. Yes all three sizes, all complete with 3 phase motors, also a ton of parts, needles, loopers etc. $1800 buys all three. Very heavy. 1- Campbell Bell knife skiver with built in vacuum, 3 phase, excellent condition, bottom feed $1800. These machines with built in vacuum are not easy to find. I'm in Nashville, TN. These are all heavy machines at two locations depending on what you want. (I have some in storage) You must arrange for crating and or shipping. They are at a residence without a loading dock. I will send pics to any serious inquiry. rob@cobalttn.com Rob
  12. While I never imagined that I would ever sell my Cyclone, here I go. For those that know, it is the "Holy Grail" of needle and awl machines. Superbly engineered, this one is complete with all parts, extra bobbins and a beautiful table and new 110 motor. Very heavy. For those that know, they are nearly impossible to find and I have come to grips that once this leaves my home I will never be able to find another. Price $8,000 obo Also selling: Randal NSB Belt Beveling machine: 3 phase Complete with table and several feed wheels and knives: $3,000 2- Juki 563N sewing machines, on kessler power tables, pneumatic presser foot lift, electronic needle positioning, both on 3 phase $1650 each. These are factory machines in excellent condition with reverse. The Kessler power tables alone run $1200 by themselves! 3- Puritan Chain stitches, 1 long arm, 1 med arm, 1 short arm. Yes all three sizes, all complete with 3 phase motors, also a ton of parts, needles, loopers etc. $1800 buys all three. Very heavy. 1- Campbell Bell knife skiver with built in vacuum, 3 phase, excellent condition, bottom feed $1800. These machines with built in vacuum are not easy to find. I'm in Nashville, TN. These are all heavy machines at two locations depending on what you want. (I have some in storage) You must arrange for crating and or shipping. They are at a residence without a loading dock. I will send pics to any serious inquiry. rob@cobalttn.com Rob
  13. I knew I shouldn't look at these postings... I just get green with envy! I love the turquoise inlay!